Claudio Edinger (b. 1952) has a BA in Economics and has been a photographer since 1975. He is the author of 16 photo books and one novel.
Edinger received the Leica Medal of Excellence twice for his books Chelsea Hotel and Venice Beach. He received the Hasselblad Award for his work on LA. He was also granted the Higashikawa Award (Japan — for Carnaval), the Ernst Haas Award and Special Life Magazine Award (US — for the work inside an Insane Asylum in Brazil), JP Morgan Award (Brazil — for photos of Sгo Paulo), Pictures of the Year (US — for photos published at Newsweek), Marc Ferrez Award (Brazil — for photos of the South of Brazil), and he has received twice the Porto Seguro Award in Brazil (for photos of Sгo Paulo and of the Hinterland of Bahia, Brazil).
His photographs are in the collection of Maison Europeenne de La Photographie (France), Museum of Arte of Sгo Paulo, Museum of Image and Sound (Sгo Paulo), Museum of Modern Art (Sгo Paulo), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sгo Paulo), Pinacoteca (Sгo Paulo), Metronom (Barcelona), Higashikawa Photo Fest (Japan), AT&T Photo Collection (US), Equity International Photo Collection (US), Brazil Golden Art Fund, Itaъ Cultural (Sгo Paulo), Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) and also in the main photo collections of Brazil.
He teaches History of Contemporary Photography at Casa do Saber in Sгo Paulo.
His next book, titled “Machina Mundi”, with aerial photos of Brazil, will be out in the Fall of 2017.